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Vatican denies scandal report on Vatican bank prelate: Italian newspaper stands by report of Vatican diplomat's double life in Uruguay

Editorial: The Good News on Insurance Premiums

Newcastle, Australia -- Abuse inquiry: Priest admits he should have gone to police

The Supreme Court's Next Big Abortion Decision: Justices have agreed to review an Oklahoma law restricting medication abortions.

Catholic university presidents: US immigration system undermines nation's best values

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Erie, Pa. -- Erie diocese pilgrims going to Rio to see pope

Brazilian: I will walk 2,000 miles to see the pope

In appreciation: What Explains Andy Greeley? Taking the measure of a many-sided man, by Jason Berry

Rock Hill, S.C. -- 'Hugging church' celebrates 68 years

Worcester, Mass. -- Bishop, pastor receive tons of hugs in Haiti

Warsaw, Poland -- Priest sacking divides Catholic Poland

Cleveland, Ohio -- Catholic priest awaiting sentencing on church theft investigated by police for stealing $100,000 from parishioner

Two distant spacecraft set to take photos of Earth Friday

PP-header2.jpgLooking for an a little inspiration to begin your day?  NCR's sister publication, Celebration, gives you two options, both based on the Scripture readings of the day:

Pencil Preaching is blog that Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines scripture and sketching to reflect on the word.

Daily Bread is a series short reflections, written by four authors who meet regularly to share the readings. Daily Bread is intended to help daily preachers and others who pray from the assigned scriptures each day to orient themselves to the Living Word addressed to the church in the world. It's a great way to begin the day.


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